Great Mis Tor

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Great Mis Tor
Great Mis Tor from Roos Tor.jpg
Great Mis Tor, seen from the neighbouring Roos Tor
Highest point
Elevation 538 m (1,765 ft)
Prominence 80m
Listing Dewey
Coordinates 50°34′30″N 4°01′51″W / 50.57500°N 4.03083°W / 50.57500; -4.03083Coordinates: 50°34′30″N 4°01′51″W / 50.57500°N 4.03083°W / 50.57500; -4.03083
Geography
Great Mis Tor is located in Dartmoor
Great Mis Tor
Great Mis Tor
Location of Great Mis Tor in Dartmoor
Location Devon, England
Parent range Dartmoor,
OS grid SX563770
Topo map OS Landrangers 191, Explorer OL28
Rock outcropping at the summit. The flagpole is used when military exercises are taking place on the moors.

Great Mis Tor is a hill with a rocky outcrop situated in Dartmoor. It has been called one of the grandest hills in Devon,[1] and lies above the River Walkham, about 4 miles north-east of Princetown.

There is a notable rock basin on the peak, called the Mis Tor Pan or The Devil's Frying Pan.[2]

The hill and surrounding area is on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, which is leased to the army. There have been cases of deaths and injury to the public caused by unexploded munitions in the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Murray, p. 138)
  2. ^ (Hemery, p. 1020)
  3. ^ (Doyle)

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